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by Rick Brown
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Local tire shaving?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Local tire shaving?

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by Rick Brown
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 47
Views: 751

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

- Fun Runs were another great success. Not sure that this belongs here, but I'd like to make the powers that be.....aware.....:cool: I reallllllly like all the extra passes as it gets me valuable seat time!....but I did come up on one problem that I believe can be addressed at the drivers meeting p...
by Rick Brown
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 47
Views: 751

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Thanks for that, Anthony. Interesting numbers. Don't shoot me, but the next logical step would be to find what sections those DNFs came from. I'm only curious from an SSS point of view. The changes I made were first and foremost for worker safety. But I wouldn't mind plugging holes elsewhere just t...
by Rick Brown
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 47
Views: 751

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

The course workers had called into timing about cars coming straight at them coming out of the chi box. I was just talking to Eric about a fix when you were on your way to fix it. I did see the issue with at a couple of cars. Either not looking ahead, not remembering or too new to realize the import...
by Rick Brown
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 998
Views: 251087

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Hi! Complete newbie here and excited to autocross! I was wondering a couple things: - What class my car is - If my car satisfies the rollbar requirements (basically if my car is good as-is) 2016 Mazda MX-5 ND (Miata) - stock Thanks in advance for any help! -Your car is C Street (CS) -There are no r...
by Rick Brown
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Updates to Online Registration (MSR)
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: 2018 Updates to Online Registration (MSR)

Thanks for all your hard work Anthony, I know what programming in MSR is like. Lots of power, but getting it to do what we want can be tricky sometimes.
by Rick Brown
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: February 2018 Practice & Event
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: February 2018 Practice & Event

Small update to Run Order, CM switched from Run 1, Work 3, to Run 3, Work 1. All CM drivers notified directly.
by Rick Brown
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Events
Topic: TNiA
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: TNiA

Stephen Yeoh wrote:Looks like we have 3 volunteers so far. Do we have one more volunteer? With Rick stepping up, I'm assuming that the timing equipment will be available.

I was actually volunteering to help with TNiA, not the autocross, but I'll go where I'm needed most. Don't want to leave Eric in a bind though.
by Rick Brown
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TNiA
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: TNiA

Hey Eric, I can help out, let me know what you need.
by Rick Brown
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 640

Re: How to tell which group is running?

I believe we bought wireless speakers a couple years ago. Do those work? If we can extend the PA range another 150', it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. From my post on page 1 "We've tried wireless speakers and they were crap, nowhere near the claimed power. You really need something with ...
by Rick Brown
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 640

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Couldn't hear the PA from the starter position on Saturday morning due to wind - just fyi. rechargeable air horn for indicating worker change over/check-in. wooo wooo. it's okay to blow sound just 5 small times a day right? https://www.amazon.com/Ecoblast-Rechargeable-Signal-Safety-Sports/dp/B009LN...
by Rick Brown
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 640

Re: How to tell which group is running?

How about combining that with this? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XBZGZB4/ref=s9_acsd_simh_hd_bw_bEGFt_c_x_5_w?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=FM7SE7KYYP1FDWAT7ZCA&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=5e567096-669e-59c2-ac52-6da4a2d99c36&pf_rd_i=3399081 Already...
by Rick Brown
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 640

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Couldn't hear the PA from the starter position on Saturday morning due to wind - just fyi. rechargeable air horn for indicating worker change over/check-in. wooo wooo. it's okay to blow sound just 5 small times a day right? https://www.amazon.com/Ecoblast-Rechargeable-Signal-Safety-Sports/dp/B009LN...
by Rick Brown
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 640

Re: How to tell which group is running?

There is a small dry erase board in the motorhome, just need to remember to get it out.
by Rick Brown
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 640

Re: How to tell which group is running?

I'd probably prefer an old school analog method. Autocross is my escape from technology, and because my phone hooks up to my car, I typically turn it off at events. A flag is very simple and only requires a glance towards the motorhome to answer the question. The only problem is making sure somebod...
by Rick Brown
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 640

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Since there is no break between run groups 2 and 3 it can appear to "blend" that might cause people to arrive late to work or grid to run. I can see it being a minor issue but would be nice to know while in paddock. I liked the PCA flag system when they remembered to change the flag color...
by Rick Brown
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 47
Views: 751

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

From what I observed from up on the berm someone directing traffic a little at grid may have helped some. The third group seemed to have bunched up a bit much over by the multi-driver lanes while the ones closer to the paddock seemed empty. Also maybe color coordinating the cones to mark some of th...
by Rick Brown
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TNiA
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: TNiA

Mega fun in a car! I haven't driven any local events, but have done several in North and South Carolina, including Charlotte Motor Speedway roval which uses 90% of the oval! Driven a number of road courses, but that was the first time on an oval, incredible experience. Do it!
by Rick Brown
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 47
Views: 751

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Adam Tarnoff wrote:Are there better options than axware out there? Just checking.

Not to me, I've tried most of the others, prefer AXWare. Note that the hold-the-starts were not computer related, they were operator related.
by Rick Brown
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...

Anthony Porta wrote:
Justin Erickson wrote:That list that's linked doesn't show anything above 742 atm. Was think of a high 7xx or 8xx number.


Then your golden, go for it!

Um, there's something wrong with the list, Anthony. I know for sure a number of people higher than 742 that have 2018 points cards, and it stops there for 2017, too.
by Rick Brown
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: February 2018 Practice & Event
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: February 2018 Practice & Event

Sunday Run Order - CLICK HERE
by Rick Brown
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Novice looking for the basics
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Novice looking for the basics

One of our own does numbers: http://www.jaycomvinyl.com/
by Rick Brown
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: January Pax results using 2017 Pax index
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: January Pax results using 2017 Pax index

Do not understand how that happened. The very first thing I did when creating the event was update to the 2018 Class Definition file I had created a month ago. :?

Updated now.
by Rick Brown
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: January Event Registration Open
Replies: 23
Views: 989

RUN ORDER UPDATE

Sunday Run Order has been updated. DS and STU have been moved from Run 1/Work 3 to Run 3/Work 1.

CLICK HERE FOR RUN ORDER
by Rick Brown
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Why Get Your Start at Autocross Sunday?
Replies: 35
Views: 3248

Re: Why Get Your Start at Autocross Sunday?

Umm, does that mean the entirety of the original post is invalid, or that getting someone experienced to ride along is "fat chance, fat boy." I was told that being a noob passenger with a vet driving would be unlikely on Sundays. To my eyes Randy just posted something similar to George's ...

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